Vietnam Mountain Cycle To The Bay – 12 Days

Cycling to the northern Vietnam ,Sapa has been becoming a major tourist destination of north Vietnam, a natural starting point for the unique experiences in the mountainous area, which includes the Hoang Lien Son mountain range, Indochina’s highest peak of Fansipan (3,143m) and 5 different hill-tribes, each one colourful, distinct, and with its own language and cultural values. Some of the villages, especially the more remote ones, are still largely untouched by modern ways of life. The main attraction in Sapa is to visit the hill tribe’s villages. There are many unique opportunities to experience the hidden trails, breathtaking sceneries, unmixed culture and way of life.  Hạ Long Bay has an area of around 1,553 km2, including 1,960–2,000 islets, most of which are limestone. The core of the bay has an area of 334 km2 with a high density of 775 islets…

Day 1 : Hanoi cycle to Yen Bai ( L ,D )

Pick up at your hotel at 7:30 and transfer by vehicle to Son Tay , Trung Ha bridge  and cycling to Yen Bai along the Red River banks . Arrive late afternoon. Stay 1 night.

Summary

Accommodation : Hao Gia Hotel
Cycling distance : 80 km
Meals : Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 : Yen Bai cycle to Sapa ( B ,L )

After breakfast. A demanding, hilly, day along the mountain and river range culminating with the ascent of the spectacular , visiting the Vietnam & China border gate if time permitting. Explore dinner by your own .

Summary

Accommodation : Sapa Holiday View hotel 3*
Cycling distance : 80 km
Meals : Breakfast , Lunch

Day 3 : Sapa Biking and Trekking to Village ( B )

Cycling from your hotel to Lao Chai , Ta Van villages to explore Sa Pa an old French hill-station, in a spectacular location close to the Chinese border. This morning we will trekking to Village , Lao Chai and Ta Van village ( Red Dzao and H’mong people ) . The Van pick up the hill back to Sapa .

Summary

Accomodation : Sapa Holiday View hotel 3*
Meals : Breakfast
Cycling distance : 10 km
Meals : Breakfast

Day 4 : Sapa Cycle to Lai Chau ( B ,L ,D )

Retrace our route back over the Tram Ton pass to Binh Lu junction and follow the road 4D north west to Tam Duong and to Lai Chau . O / N in Muong Thanh hotel .

Summary

Distance: 100 km
Cycling distance : 90 km on good quality asphalt road
Meals: Breakfast , Lunch ,Dinner
Accommodation: Muong Thanh Hotel -3 *

Day 5 : Lai Chau Cycle to Muong Lay ( Old Lai Chau ) ( B,L ,D )

Cycle to old Lai Chau via the Hang Tom suspension bridge, following the Nam Na through spectacular gorges and Black Dao villages. A long day with some climbs. Stay 1 night. Hoang Long Hotel ,

Summary

Distance: 130 km
Cycling distance : 90 km on good quality asphalt road, transfer 40 km.
Meals: Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = dinner
Accommodation: Hoang Long hotel 2*

Day 6 : Muong Lay Cycle to Dien Bien Phu ( B, L , D )

Our full day cycle to Dien Bien Phu – 150kms. Dien Bien Phu was the scene of the historic French defeat in 1954. Stay 1 night. O / N in Him Lam Hotel .

Summary

Distance: 150 km
Cycling distance :90 km on good quality asphalt road, transfer 60 km.
Meals: Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = dinner
Accommodation: Him Lam hotel & resort

Day 7 : Dien Bien Phu Cycle to Son La ( B ,L ,D )

Cycle to Son La 170 km , along the mountain and river range culminating with the ascent of the spectacular , Today we will cycle up to the hill and long day for cycle . O / N in Son La .

Summary

Distance: 180 km
Cycling distance : 90 km on good quality asphalt road, transfer 80 km.
Meals: Breakfast ,Lunch , Dinner
Accommodation: Hanoi Hotel.3*

Day 8 : Son La – Mai Chau ( B , L , D )

Cycle to Mai Chau village around 130 km , along the mountain range culminating , Arrival in Mai Chau village . Homestay in Thai house . O / N in Mai Chau .

Summary

Accommodation : Home-stay
Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
Cycling distance : 90 Km

Day 9 : Mai Chau – Ninh Binh ( B, L, D) ( 160 km )

Transfer to Man Duc and start to pedal through the rich farming land of the Red River Delta and we reach Nho Quan via Vu Ban villages and Ho Chi Minh trail on our bicycles. just passing scenes of local village life and rice paddies. . O / N in Tam Coc Villiage.

Summary

Accommodation : The Long hotel 2 *
Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
Cycling distance :90 Km

Day 10 : Ninh Binh – Hai Phong – Halong (B,L,D ) ( 170km )

An early morning start to pedal through the rich farming land of the Red River Delta to Hai Phong. Stop at PhoMinh pagoda and Tran Temple in Nam Dinh. The journey is long but road conditions ameliorated will allow you have more time at every stops. Today is a long day visit farmers at work and local homes. We continue our journey to Ha Long Bay (40 km) by minbus . Views of sailing junks navigating past over 3,000 limestone islands and out crops jutting out of the clear and emerald water of the bay are nothing short of spectacular. Overnight in Ha Long.

Summary

Accommodation : Ha Long Bay hotel 3 *
Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
Cycling distance :70 Km

Day 11 . Ha Long Bay Cruise and Kayaking ( B , L , D )

After breakfast, Free for swimming on Bai Chay beach . Check out hotel and leaving for Halong cruise. Board a traditional wooden junk and begin your exploration of magical Halong Bay, one of Southeast Asia’s premier tourist destinations. An excellent, Afternoon kayaking around fishing villages , cave .fresh seafood lunch and dinner will be served on the boat. Overnight onboard the comfortable and charming junk cruise . Bai Tu Long Junk Cruise

Summary

Accommodation : Bai Tu Long Deluxe  Junk cruise
Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
Cycling distance :70 Km

Day 12 . Halong – Hanoi ( B , L )

Wake up early in the morning to enjoy the aquamarine water of the bay at its best with kayaking. After breakfast and a swim, the junk will cruise quietly through spectacular limestone formations to Bai Tu Long. Enjoy this more isolated bay’s spectacular and unique islands and pay a visit to the Pelican and Surprise caves. Return to Halong harbour after lunch for transfer back to Hanoi and overnight in Hanoi. End The Tour

Summary

Accommodation : AST hotel 3 *
Meals : Breakfast , Lunch
Cycling distance : None

Map for Cycle From Mountain To The Sea – 12 Days

Map for Cycle From Mountain To The Sea – 12 Days

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TOUR INFORMATION  

  • Total Distance 850  km
  • Number of cycling days 11 full days
  • Road Surface This tour follows a mix of asphalt roads, broken roads, vehicle-width dirt roads, and rough tracks, so some off-road riding skills are an advantage. You should be confident of your physical condition and bike handling skills.
  • Support Minivan or Bus for group
  • Group from 2 – 10 persons
  • Food all meals are included ( B = Breakfast, L= Lunch, D = Dinner )

Tour Cost includes:

• All hotels (twin share ) and meals specified
• Support by a/c vehicles

• Mountain bike ( Trek ) and helmet

• Cruise in  Halong bay and Kayaking
• All water and snacks whilst riding
• All entrances fee and sites mentioned
• English speaking guide
• All meals mentioned ( B = Breakfast, L= Lunch, D = Dinner )

Tour Cost excludes:

• International Flights

• Departure Tax
• Visa Fees
• Alcoholic, and other beverages in the evenings
• Tips for guides an driver
• Personal travel insurance
• Any services not mentioned in itinerary

Things to be prepared:
1. Hat
2. Small backpack
3. Shoes and shorts for cycling
4. Sunglasses
5. Gloves

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